A new global framework to be adopted at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction next month in Sendai is setting targets to sharply reduce the number of related deaths, economic losses and infrastructure damage by 2030, a draft plan shows.

If realized, it would be the first time the United Nations has unveiled specific targets and a time line on decreasing the risks posed by disasters, based on the draft obtained Saturday.

However, delegates are still studying whether to include numerical targets, with the draft showing proposed texts that denote reduction targets and alternative texts that are less specific and don't mention figures.